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January 16, 2015 at 10:21 AM

State feeding hay daily to 500 elk near Ellensburg

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG  — The Washington Fish and Wildlife Department has started winter feeding of hay to about 500 elk at a location 15 miles northwest of Ellensburg, even though there’s no snow on the ground and some forage is available. The manager of the department’s L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, Shana Winegeart, says the aim of…


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December 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

CWU leaving 57 positions unfilled to close budget gap

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — Central Washington University says it’s closing a $6.5 million budget gap this year by not filling 57 positions. The university in Ellensburg says 41 positions are already vacant due to a hiring freeze. And, it will not replace people who are retiring. CWU is asking the Legislature for more funding or to allow…


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August 12, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Monday’s lightning starts 17 fires; all but 2 are contained

Thunderstorms rolled across the state on Monday night. Orhun Uygur shot this photo from Alki. Monday night’s lightning storms led to 17 fires in Washington, according to the Northwest Interagency Coordination Center. Information Officer Jean Nelson-Dean said the fires burned about 1,370 acres. As of Tuesday morning 15 fires were contained, Nelson-Dean said. Fire fighters are still trying…


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August 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM

Crews struggle with wind, heat in fire near Ellensburg

Fire crews are still struggling to contain an 8,840-acre blaze about 12 miles north of Ellensburg in Central Washington, called the Snag Canyon Fire. High winds and rising temperatures made for difficult conditions Friday, as crews worked to strengthen the line around the western and southern edges. A specialized crew used explosives to build a break in…


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July 3, 2014 at 9:18 PM

New wildfire burning near Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG — A new wildfire has burned across about 2,000 acres of sagebrush south of Ellensburg in central Washington, temporarily closing a nearby section of interstate highway. The state Transportation Department said a section of eastbound Interstate 82 was closed Thursday evening due to the smoky fire in the Manastash Ridge area. It reopened around 9…


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May 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Cougar trapped near Ellensburg after attacks

The Associated Press ELLENSBURG — State Fish and Wildlife officers trapped a cougar Thursday north of Ellensburg that they believe has attacked farm animals and a pet dog. Capt. Rich Mann told the Daily Record newspaper the cat had to be killed because of attacks livestock. It’s believed the cougar attacked and injured a dog Wednesday and that…


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May 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Woman injured when truck hits cow near Ellensburg

ELLENSBURG — A Yakima woman was hospitalized after the truck she was riding in struck a cow on Highway 97 north of Ellensburg Saturday night, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic. The Washington State Patrol said Ronald L. Hines, 69, of Yakima, was going south when his Chevrolet pickup struck a cow in the roadway at 10:10 p.m….


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December 9, 2013 at 9:03 AM

Ellensburg twins plead to trying to kill father

ELLENSBURG (AP) — Twin Ellensburg brothers pleaded guilty to attempting to kill their father at the home they shared. The 25-year-olds, Caleb and Joshua Bledsoe, were sentenced Friday in Ellensburg to nine years in prison. The Daily Record reports they had been charged with first-degree attempted murder, arson and possession of improvised explosive devices. In…


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May 29, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Group to move 2 remaining CWU chimps to Canada

ELLENSBURG  (AP) — A nonprofit group plans to move the two remaining chimpanzees at Central Washington University in Ellensburg to a sanctuary in Canada. The Friends of Washoe group owns the chimps at the university’s Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute. Chairman Greg Beach told The Daily Record of Ellensburg for a story Wednesday that the decision was…


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